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Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ | ‘Carol Mackie’ Daphne
CHARACTER
Evergreen and wow, what a fragrance when it blooms. Put it at your front door. Delicate creamed edged leaf. You should know going in that Daphne’s are finicky. They can be very healthy for 4 years then suddenly die for no apparent reason. On the other hand, they are also fairly hardy. ‘Carol Mackie’ can withstand -30 without injury. Makes a great focal point and well suited to the small garden. Worth the risk to experience their loveliness.
Leaf spot, crown rot, twig blight, aphids, but the thing that does tehm in is more likely a virus. They don’t like excess moisture. Dirr reccomends we “practice good husbandry”. Needs to be planted in site protected from winter burn. Transplant as container in early spring. Keep mulched. Prune annually after plant is established, post-flowering before mid-July.
NOTES
Used in rock gardens throughout Europe
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RELATED VARIETIES | CULTIVARS | EXTRA INFO
‘Somerset’ 4′/6′ in 20 years
Daphne odora | Winter Daphne maybe a bit bigger and slightly longer lasting
ZONES HARDINESS | SUN OR SHADE ….. 4 – 7 | part sun to part shade
GROWTH RATE ….. slow
HEIGHT / WIDTH ….. 3′/5′
PLANT SHAPE & BRANCHING ….. Dense, mounding and rounded, ascending branches
LEAF FORM & SHAPE ….. 1/2″ to 1″ by 1/8th” obtuse and cunate
LEAF ARRANGEMENT ….. simple, alternate
LEAF COLOR ….. Evergreen | dark green, some variegated
FEATURES, BUDS, FLOWERS, FRUIT
FLOWERS | light pink and wonderfully frangrant
STEM | somewhat 4 sided, leaf scars
NATIVE HABITAT
SOIL well drained, moist, near nuetral
Native Europe, Spain, SW Russia

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